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Monday meal plan

Posted August 5, 2013




Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening or the week, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like. If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, this may give you some helpful ideas for what to make with all the great deals you have bought on sale recently.

What's on your menu tonight?

Here's our meal plan for the week:


Shrimp Scampi on pasta

Sauteed zucchini and yellow squash with parmesan

Sister Shubert’s Sweet Hawaiian Rolls


Roasted veggie pizza



BBQ chicken sliders (using $1.99/lb chicken breast from HT)

Broccoli florets

Brown rice


BLT’s with Butterball turkey bacon (bought on sale with coupon recently), local tomatoes and romaine on honey wheat bread

Pasta salad

Steamed carrots with a touch of butter and parmesan


Potluck dinner with my oldest daughter’s high school marching band and their families AND then we get to see a preview of their show! Can't wait to see it!  Not sure yet what I am bringing to eat. 



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 5, 2013

    jdouglas - I was just coming on here to post that we had a change of plans. I made homemade mac and cheese with rigatoni instead. My oldest was at band camp and loves the shrimp scampi so I decided to wait and make it another night when she is home for dinner. The youngest doesn;t like shrimp at all so I went with a mac and cheese recipe I found online with milk, butter, flour, shredded cheese, parmesan and pepper. That's it. It was simple and delicious.

    Your casserole sounds good too!

  • jdouglas13 Aug 5, 2013

    Yum and yum, Kat and heremeaj! Faye, did you eat yet? As much as I love anything with eggplant, tomatoes, and fres mozz, I love love scampi. :)

    We're having my use it up concoction: sort of a savory bread pudding/breakfast casserole with sliced tomatoes, formerly salad, because I don't feel like making salad now LOL.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 5, 2013

    Thanks for the recipe, heremeaj!

    Your pasta bake sounds good, kat!

  • heremeaj Aug 5, 2013

    The part left off was add bean sprouts if desired.

  • heremeaj Aug 5, 2013

    Chinese Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    makes 4 servings

    2 teaspoons sesame oil

    2 tablespoons soy sauce

    1 tablespoon brown sugar

    ¼ cup hoisin sauce, found in the Asian food section of the grocery store

    2 teaspoons olive oil

    1 pound 93% lean ground turkey breast

    2 cups finely chopped button mushrooms

    ½ teaspoon salt

    1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

    3 cloves garlic, minced

    1” knob of fresh gingerroot, finely minced

    3 large carrots, grated (about 1 ½ to 2 cups)

    6 scallions (green onions), finely chopped (about 1 ½ cups)

    1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped

    1 head iceberg lettuce

    In a small bowl, whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, and hoisin sauce. Set aside.

    Add olive oil to a large skillet or wok set over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and cook for 5 minutes, using a spatula to crumble the meat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the turkey is no longer pink and the mushrooms have begun to soften. Add

  • kat08858 Aug 5, 2013

    vegetarian orzo pasta bake: eggplant, tomatoes, fresh mozzerella and herbs. lots of roasted garden vegetables.